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The Cancun Underwater Museum Surfaces

May 7, 2012
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Located in Punta Nizuc National Marine Park off the coasts of Cancun and Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA), or Subaquatic Art Museum, addresses an important environmental issue: the preservation coral reefs. A practical nature preserve, it is also a spectacular tourist attraction. The Cancun underwater museum opened for exploration in December 2010 and is on its way to becoming the largest, well known underwater museum in the world.

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Tequila and…what?

April 16, 2012
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You may think you know how to drink your tequila…in a margarita, a tequila sunrise, a slammer, or straight up with lime and salt. However, tequila is also delicious with these easy and common mixers which include liqueurs, soft drinks and fruit juices.

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Ethos: Our Farm in the Mayan Jungle

March 29, 2012
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Ethos, Sunset World’s innovative $3 million agricultural project, is a farm in the Mayan jungle where produce, plants and honey will be organically grown and produced.

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A Month in Cancun at the Sunset Lagoon

March 20, 2012
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We are spending a month in this glorious place.  Sunshine and 80 degrees every day.  It may go to high 80s in summer and mid 70s during a cold snap but for us every day is blue skies, turquoise water, fresh fish, and plenty to do.  Clouds are welcome sometimes because the sun is strong.

This is a true vacation for us.  Sunshine, exercise, and real relaxation.  No obligations.  Nothing to accomplish.  For the first two weeks, we decide on no car.  Since we have no rental car expense, we buy two used but completely rehabbed bikes.  Two nice concierge staff people from the resort take us in their car on their time to find used bikes.  We find 2 nice one-speeds since it is flat here and they are all we can easily find.  Delivered to the resort.  Mine is hot pink with white wall tires, a white mesh basket, black and white seat.  Retro style.  A gem.  Larry’s is plain, manly black with no basket.

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How to Plan Your Perfect Mexico Vacation

March 7, 2012
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Cancun or the Riviera Maya?

The first thing you should consider when planning your Mexico vacation is which travel attractions and activities interest you. If you want to be where the action is — near tours, shopping, restaurants, bars, and nightlife — the Cancun Hotel Zone is the place to be. A resort on the famous strip will place you near Cancun’s hottest nightclubs like Mandala, Sweet, The City, and Coco Bongo, and exclusive shopping malls like Plaza Kulkukan and La Isla.

If you prefer a more relaxing environment closer to the region’s natural wonders, such as incredible cenotes (cavernous sinkholes with natural springs), tropical jungles, and cultural treasures like the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza, then a Riviera Maya resort is a great choice.

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Mexico Golf: A Golfer’s Paradise

February 15, 2012
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Playing a challenging game of golf on a competitive golf course is like a work of art to some, in fact, often the golf courses themselves can be works of art.

Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya is becoming a world-class golf destination for its beautiful championship golf courses, drawing both golf amateurs and professionals. Golf course architects Jack Nicklaus (El Manglar Golf Course), Robert Von Hagge (Playacar Spa & Golf Club), Greg Norman (El Camaleon Golf Club), Nick Price (Grand Coral Spa & Golf), and Robert Trent Jones Jr. (Riviera Maya Golf Club) have all recognized the potential of the region.

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Shopping for Mexican Souvenirs

December 2, 2011
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Shopping for souvenirs while on a vacation is a vital part of traveling. Regardless of the destination, buying a small gift (for you or for others) is essential. Travelers seek that perfect memento that will remind them of their vacation.

Mexico is a diverse country with a lot to offer, including souvenirs.
We’ve prepared a list to help you find that perfect Mexican souvenir. Don’t forget to check out some of these items on your next Mexico vacation.

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Parque las Palapas in Cancun…The Real Mexico

November 2, 2011
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Cancun is often accused of not being the “real” Mexico. Although Cancun is only about 30 years old, it still has many of the same features that older more traditional Mexican towns have. For example, Mexican cities always have a main square, plaza principal or zócalo in Spanish, where citizens meet to eat, dance, do business and socialize. In Cancun, the main square is called Parque las Palapas, or Palapas Park, and it is well worth a visit in the late afternoon or evening, especially on the weekends. Parque las Palapas, or Las Palapas as locals like to call it, is located in downtown Cancun between 4 main streets; Tulum, Yaxchilan, Uxmal and Coba Avenues. It was recently refurbished and the palapas, thatched roofs made from dried woven palm leaves, are gone and have been replaced with modern white tarps.

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Tequila!

September 21, 2011
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Nothing says Mexico like a bottle of tequila. This popular drink is Mexican fine art in a bottle filled with rich history. The golden liquid is a time honored tradition produced according to a set of high quality standards. Just like France and its Champagne region, the Mexican government has set these high standards for the production and exportation of tequila to ensure that real Mexican tequila is always a quality product.

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Top 5 Places to See in the Riviera Maya

August 31, 2011
Tulum

The Riviera Maya boasts nature preserves, ecoparks, white sand beaches, the aqua blue Caribbean Sea, underground rivers and cenotes and ancient Mayan ruins.

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